Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Watch Some Drones Get Hit by Over a Million Volts

 |  |  |  |  April 13, 2017


Love or hate drones, I think we can all agree that watching them get zapped with over a million volts sounds like it would be pretty entertaining. It is. YouTube science geek Tom Scott took a pair of DJI Phantom 3 drones to the University of Manchester’s High Voltage Laboratory, where they can manufacture lightning strikes over a million volts, just to see what would happen to a drone when it gets hit by lightning. It’s pretty much what you would expect.


The first drone got fried and knocked out of the sky, but the other drone suffered an even worse fate. To protect it from the bolt, the second Phantom 3 was outfitted with a lightning rod. But it did not help and the lightning blasted two of the drone’s props off, knocking this one out of the sky as well. You can check out the quadcopter carnage in the video below:

So yeah, basically keep your drone out of the sky during a storm, unless you want a dead drone.

[via The Awesomer via Sploid]



James Bond 007 Playing Cards

James Bond 007 Playing Cards

Making a 400-Pound Steel Door

Making a 400-Pound Steel Door

Making a Metal Bomber Seat

Making a Metal Bomber Seat

2023 Ford Ranger Caught Wearing Camo

2023 Ford Ranger Caught Wearing Camo

Mustang GT May Lose Horsepower for 2022

Mustang GT May Lose Horsepower for 2022

Tesla Increases Prices for its Cheapest Models Again

Tesla Increases Prices for its Cheapest Models Again

Advertisement